Latest Computer Technology

5G

5G is a new technology that is expected to take wireless to the future and beyond. It is proposed as the next major phase of mobile telecommunications. Scheduled for launch in 2020, 5G promises unimaginable speeds by today’s standards. With improved coverage and latency reduced significantly compared to LTE, 5G technology is expected to change the market significantly. Huawei, a major player in the Chinese mobile market, believes 5G will provide speeds 100x faster than 4G LTE.

Miniature PCs

Gone are the days when computers took up an entire room or table. There are new miniature PCs that pack in better video output and improved power delivery can be expected. The Windows 10 desktop has a fingerprint reader and also comes with the ability to use an iPad as a screen.

With better coding, miniature PCs such as the Lenovo ThinkPad M83 Tiny Desktop offer the best of the latest computer technology without the bulkiness of old PC models while the Kangaroo Mobile Desktop has a built-in battery that lasts 2 and a half hours.

Algorithmic Personality Detection

According to the Harvard Business Review, 2016 will be the year that the use of algorithms will spread out. More algorithms will be used to assess various behaviours.

For instance, some life insurance underwriters are attempting to assess your personality through your magazine and website subscriptions and even the photos you post to social media, in order to determine how risky an investment you are.

3D Gesture Control

Tech company Apple has a new patent which will be used to help a computer identify hand motions made by a user. The technology will mean that the system will not only recognise gestures but learn them very well. There is speculation that this latest computer technology could be used in a new gaming console or on the Apple TV streaming device.

Live Translation Tool

There’s a pilot by company Waverly Labs, which is an in-ear gadget that is able to translate speech. According to their website, “This little wearable uses translation technology to allow two people to speak different languages but still clearly understand each other.”

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